Monguno, partnership and National security

March 1, 2022 Editor 0

Between January 31 and February 2, 2022, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, along with his United Kingdom counterpart, Sir Stephen Lovegrove, hosted an inaugural Dialogue in Support of Security and Defence Partnership between Nigeria and the United Kingdom. The event, which was held in London, featured defence staff talks and a cross-government forum on human rights. In a Read More

Leadership tussle: Security operatives seal Plateau Assembly

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Plateau state House of Assembly complex has been sealed by security operatives as the two parties laying claim to the speakership slot continue negotiations toward reaching a truce. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Speaker of the Assembly, Abok Ayuba, was on October 27 impeached by 8 members of the assembly and elected Yakubu Sanda as Read More

Breaking: EFCC opens up as security operatives invade Mary Odili’s residence

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The residence of a Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili, on Friday suffered invasion by suspected armed Police and Soldiers. This is as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has swiftly denied being involved in the reported raid. Reports earlier suggested that the security operatives arrived at Justice Odili’s Abuja residence and made immediate attempt to break in, but the wife Read More

Oyo jailbreak: 3 security operatives feared dead, 575 inmates still at large, 300 recaptured

October 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

No fewer than 575 inmates that escaped during the Friday attack on the Abolongo Correctional centre are still at large as about 300 others who escaped have been recaptured. Already, the Controller of the Correctional centre, Oyo state command, Mr. Noel Ailewon, on Saturday disclosed that one of the inmates at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abolongo, Correctional centre died during Read More

Ogun SWAN hosts Security Cup football tourney

October 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ogun state Chapter, has begun preparation for the maiden edition of the Security Cup in the state. The Security Cup is a football competition proposed to be held among the security agencies in the state. Speaking about the tournament, during a visit to the Amotekun office, the Chairman, SWAN Ogun state, Hakeem Akintunde, Read More

Independence: NSCDC boss calls for renewed mindset, intelligence against insecurity

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, has emphasized on the need for continued tolerance of each other’s differences and mutual co-existence as a people who are united in diversity and reselient in the face of daunting challenges to our continued survival as one unified entity.  He advocated for a renewed mindset and provision of actionable intelligence to keep Nigeria safe Read More

Police confirms death of 2 officers in Osun bank robbery

September 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday disclosed that two police officers were killed in a bank robbery at Iragbiji, Boripe local government, contrary to one casualty reported by the media. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Yemisi Opalola, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen, Wednesday morning. The two officers, according to Opalola are, Inspector Ogunbiyi Ahmed Read More

Breaking: Robbers attack bank in Osun governor’s hometown, kill police

September 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The hometown of Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Iragbiji, in Boripe local government area, has been attacked by armed robbers and one police officer has been reportedly killed. Blueprint gathered that the robbers attacked a bank located very close to the palace of Aragbiji some minutes after 3pm, Tuesday. The police officer was said to be in the Armoured Personnel Read More

CSOs, AGP disown Monday planned anti-CBN, Buhari’s economy agenda protest

September 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Abuja Grassroots Projects (AGP) have dissociated themselves from the Monday planned anti-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) protest. The groups noted that the protest will be carried out by a faceless group hired by those who are against the President Mohammadu Buhari’s economy agenda and the Governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele. The groups, Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More

Rights group launches public platform on police brutality

September 8, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

A non-governmental organisation, Behind Bar Human Rights Foundation, has commissioned a platform for public complaints to address issues of human rights abuses and other forms of violations by security operatives in Delta state. The platform is a talk show on a radio station where victims or families of victims of rights violations can share experiences with the overall objective of Read More

Forgiveness, not deserving of terrorists

September 4, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

The viral photos of surrendered Boko Haram commanders with placards of varying inscriptions denouncing their evil ways and sins they committed against the nation and humanity trended online penultimate week. The terrorists, numbering about a hundred whose stock in trade for over a decade has been killing, maiming, raping, stealing, destroying and pillaging the country, were seen with their families Read More

Security agents neutralise bandits in Zamfara

September 3, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Police tactical operatives in Zamfara state, in collaboration with other security agencies, have repelled a large number of armed bandits, who came to Shinkafi town in their hundreds, with intent to attack innocent people of the area.  In a statement issued to Newsmen in Gusau Friday, the the Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, said the bandits, who were from Read More

Breaking: Tension as security operatives seal Plateau state assembly complex

August 30, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Tension is mounting around the Plateau State House of Assembly in Jos, early Monday morning after heavy joint security taskforce has sealed the complex. The House clerk Mr. Ponven Wuyep, who disclosed this to Blueprint via telephone interview, said the joint security taskforce has been deployed.  “The OC police in the house woke me up early morning, telling me that the Read More

Oyetola directs withdrawal of court case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, to withdraw complaint against some chieftains of the party for proper withdrawal of charges against them. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, disclosed that the Governor was away when the charge was instituted and the Read More

Breaking: Fuel scarcity looms as IPMAN shuts down Calabar depot over ‘Police harassment’

August 3, 2021 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), late Tuesday, shut down its operation in Calabar depot over what they described as incessant harassment of its members by the Police. IPMAN chairman in Cross River, Mr. Robert Obi, who spoke on behalf of the petroleum marketers, said his members were withdrawing all the services in the area of lifting and Read More

Missing money: Nasarawa govt breaks silence

July 31, 2021 Mohammed Yangid, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state government, Friday, denied media reports that it is not true that armed robbers besieged the state ministry of finance budget and planning, and carted away the sum of N100 million on Monday 26, July. A statement signed by the state commissioner of information, culture and tourism, Comrade Dogo Shamma, and made available to newsmen in Lafia revealed Read More

Breaking: IPOB members arrested as Ezeife, Ohaneze leaders, others storm court for resumed Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

July 26, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Security operatives on Monday arrested members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as they converged on the federal high court in Abuja for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.  The IPOB members were chanting slogans in support of Kanu and demanding his freedom. Some of them were subsequently arrested while others fled.Kanu who was rearrested some weeks ago is being arraigned before Read More

Why criminalities persist in Akwa Ibom’

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Cult-related form of criminalities has in recent times been recorded in Akwa Ibom state. UKO ETIM reports that accusing fingers are pointed at some unnamed public officials. Reasons are currently being unearthed as efforts channeled by Akwa Ibom state government to eliminate cultism in the state seems to be somersaulting. This is even as activities of the criminal gangs are Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians championing secession – Osun monarch

July 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama, has faulted the call for secession, describing the agitators as unpatriotic separatists.  This is just as the monarch advised the leader of Yoruba Nation’s agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself rather than being chased around by security operatives.  Speaking with newsmen Read More

Attack on Journalists: NUJ condemns DSS, Police for harrasing PUNCHman in Abuja

June 10, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Nigeria Union of journalists (NUJ) has condemned the attack on a Chief Correspondent with PUNCH Newspapers, Friday Olokor, by a combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Services and Police Force. The union describe the development as “reprehensible.” The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chairman of NUJ, Emmanuel Ogbeche, who condemned the act, described it as “the Read More

Igangan killings: MSSN calls for arrest, prosecution of perpetrators

June 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has urged the federal government and the security agencies to ensure arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of Igangan.   A statement jointly signed by the B-Zone Amir/Zonal Coordinator, Qaasim Babatunde Odedeji, Secretary, Abdul-Jalil Abdur-Razaq and the Public Relations Officer, Mos’ud Tohir, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo Wednesday, condemned the killings, saying “Nigerians are tired Read More